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  1. The RC-48 coaster provided by Wade Shows for the NY State Fair at the end of August. Although it had a few notable rough spots, particularly at the base of the first drop, it was nice to ride a portable coaster that wasn't a Zyklon or Crazy Mouse variant. I'm hoping to check out the new Park at OWA in Alabama within a few weeks though...
  2. When I tried it again later (doing a hard power off/on in the process since I don't usually leave the ipad in stand-by), the app let me play one game of each type successfully, then kicked me out when I tried to switch back to photo trivia again. I guess it's just more finicky now, as I never had any problems with it on IOS 6.1.3. Edit: Updated to IOS 7.0.2 this morning, deleted and re-installed the app, and am still having the same crashing issues...
  3. I just updated my ipad mini to IOS7 today, and it seems like the trivia app doesn't like it. Each time I've tried it, it's just booted me back to the home menu when I try to start a game. It's too bad, since it's a nice way to kill a few minutes otherwise...
  4. ^^ Yeah, I could see a Eurofighter going in there, as from what I understand Dare Devil Dive has been pretty successful for SFoG, and if the track length is around 2300 feet, that would match up too. Given the prevalence of the Gerstlauer spinners in the SF chain, I kind of expected it to be cloned (or have other similar models) eventually too.
  5. I seem to remember reading during the park's development that the flume is from Interlink, who I'm not familiar with at all. http://www.interlink-lg.com/index.html
  6. Would the Crystal Beach/TGE Comet possibly count for woodies? It's certainly not as tall or large as some others overall (like the B&M's mentioned), but it is over 4000 feet long...
  7. I've been on Seabreeze's Maurer model and three of the Six Flags Gerstlauer models, and I'd have to give the edge to Maurer, although I'd say all of them work quite well as quality family rides that can be fun for anyone. I prefer their outward-facing seats over the Gerstlauer face-to-face car design, and the greater variety of turns helps accent the spinning with some interesting visuals as well. This'll be a great addition to the park.
  8. Boomerang - Knott's Berry Farm Boomerang - Six Flags Fiesta Texas Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Darien Lake Flashback - Six Flags Over Texas Flashback - Six Flags New England Sidewinder - Hersheypark Zoomerang - Alabama Adventure Zydeco Scream - Six Flags New Orleans Seen, but didn't ride: Bat - Canada's Wonderland 9 out of a possible 10 for me. I still enjoy them, but they're only worth one ride now, ideally with a short line. Hershey's was definitely the worst (back in 2004 with the old-style Vekoma train) of those I've ridden. Most of the others are pretty comparable to each other, although I think the ones with Arrow trains (KBF, SFOT, AA, SFNO) tended to run a bit smoother than those with Vekoma trains. That may just be my warped perception though...
  9. I have to agree with the Arrow and PTC lift hills for their very distinctive sounds one associates with parks in general. Although not really coaster related, I also love the loud whoosh of an S&S Space Shot air tank filling up shortly before launch...
  10. 1: (kiddy/powered) Go-Gator, NY State Fair/Strates Shows (around 1989-90 or so) 1: (full-size) Dahlonega Mine Train, SFoG, 1993 100: Apollo's Chariot, BGW, 2003 200: Runaway Mountain, SFoT, 2010 (Intended to be Titan, but I miscalculated my total beforehand!) I'm currently at 212 now, but I haven't specifically kept track of the order apart from those listed.
  11. I never ended up making it to Fantasy Island, but as someone whose former home parks were Seabreeze and Darien Lake it's great to see Seabreeze still doing well for itself. It's always been just a nice and fun traditional park, with a decent coaster collection and nice waterpark for a place of their calibur.
  12. I think this may be one of the unfound kiddie rides (the former Marvel City Speedway): http://www.italintl.com/detail_page.php?record_id=1286 The year and model would be logical, as would be the fact that they had a number of other Zamperla kiddie rides as well.
  13. Actually, I wouldn't be that surprised if they did keep it. It's located right off of the main entrance area, so they wouldn't need to do anything special to allow access to it as is while also closing off the other pathways to the former ride side. I suspect the flume and rapids ride are goners though, they aren't particularly close to the waterpark stuff. Edit: Never mind, I didn't realize it's for sale now too...
  14. Well this is unfortunate. As someone who'd visited AA/Visionland back in 1999 and 2005, it's sad to see almost all of their non-water stuff (aside from Rampage, an Enterprise, 2 kiddy rides, and a Space Shot tower) offered up like this. I can't say I was a big fan of the park or its overall ride offerings (aside from Rampage, which was incredible in 99 and still quite good but notably rougher in 05). However, it would still be sad to see what is technically my home park become just a water park, although that had always been its biggest local draw and where most of the additions and attention over the years were focused. At least the waterpark stuff is decent for a park of their size and scope, but not really enough for a standalone experience IMO. Even the park-based water stuff was quite poor, with dull layouts and very little wetness involved (at least for the flume and rapids ride, I can't speak for the splashdown put in last year; it's probably better for getting wet). And yes, Rampage is primarily built on a hillside, so moving it elsewhere would probably be very difficult.
  15. That theme song/jingle is incredible. So irritating yet so memorable...and it even makes for a suitable go-along to the pics as you noted, with its major cheesiness factor providing a nice complement to them.
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